Bargain, Spiny Drotops Armatus Trilobite - 5.1" Long

 
 
 
 
 
This is a 5.1" long specimen of the super spiny phacopid trilobite, Drotops armatus. With somewhere around 100 free standing spines it would have been a very unappetizing dinner for it's predators. This is a very impressive specimen that shows excellent shell detail.

Many of the spines on this specimen either composites or were reattached bargain price.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops armatus
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
5.1" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#42258
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